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Frank Miyamoto Interview IV

Date: July 7 & 8, 2003
Location: Seattle, Washington
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-145
04:47:29
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Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement of Japanese Americans during World War II. Resettled in Seattle. Was a long-time member of the faculty in Sociology at the University of Washington, served as Chairman of his department, and was Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Frank Miyamoto passed away on November 7, 2012.
This interview is part of the Densho Visual History Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Frank Miyamoto Interview IV
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Beginnings of participation in the Alaskan cannery system in the late 1920s Segment 1 of 38 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reasons for Japanese immigrant participation in the cannery system Segment 2 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington History and organization of the Alaska canneries Segment 3 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reasons for Issei involvement as contractors in the cannery system Segment 4 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Isseis' roles as contractors in the canneries Segment 5 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Overview of the general operation of an Alaskan cannery; description of four different types of salmon Segment 6 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of some of the jobs involved in a cannery; personal role assisting the head mechanic at the Waterfall Cannery Segment 7 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of cannery jobs: vacuum-packing the cans, cooking the fish, stevedoring Segment 8 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Organization and hierarchy of the cannery personnel Segment 9 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Receiving "special treatment": given the job of hand-packing the king salmon Segment 10 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of other roles within the cannery personnel: contractor, foreman and cook Segment 11 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Discussion of the relationship between the local Native American population and the canneries Segment 12 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Personal recollections of first trip to the Waterfall Cannery: slow trip aboard a freighter Segment 13 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of visit to Ketchikan, Alaska, on the trip to the Waterfall Cannery; discussion of native Americans and the canneries Segment 14 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Segment 15 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Organization of the Waterfall Cannery; discussion of the roles of various ethnic groups Segment 16 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The role of the contractors in the Alaskan canneries Segment 17 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Discussion of the relationship between various ethnic groups and their work in the canneries Segment 18 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Overview of the labor movement in the United States in the 1930s Segment 19 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The propensity for different ethnic groups to become involved in labor movement Segment 20 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Beginnings of unionization process at the Waterfall cannery Segment 21 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Acting as a middleman between the management and the workers at the Waterfall cannery Segment 22 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Segment 23 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Thoughts on Clarence Arai and his role in the Japanese American community Segment 24 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Unionization issue begins to affect the cannery system Segment 25 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Minimal role of Japanese Americans in union activities Segment 26 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Segment 27 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Changes in the Waterfall Cannery over the years, both in conditions and relationships between workers Segment 28 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Positive memories of cannery life: lasting relationships with Nisei peers Segment 29 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Positive memories of cannery life: lasting relationships with Nisei peers Segment 30 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Other memories of the Waterfall cannery: poor living conditions; layout of the cannery Segment 31 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of the physical layout of the Waterfall cannery, separate lodging for different ethnic groups Segment 32 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Relationships between Issei, Nisei, and Kibei in the cannery system Segment 33 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Race relations in the cannery system Segment 34 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Dangerous health conditions in the canneries Segment 35 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of long hours, tedious work in the canneries Segment 36 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Discussion of close community ties between Nisei Segment 37 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Ties with several Issei at the Waterfall Cannery Segment 38 of 38 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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